Procurement Manager
Farmers Business Network, Inc.
High River, AB Canada
4d ago

THE COMPANY

What do you get when you cross the best of Silicon Valley innovation with the agriculture economy? Farmer’s Business Network, Inc.!

We are proudly Farmers First . Created by farmers, for farmers, Farmers Business Network (FBN ) is an independent and unbiased farmer-to-farmer network of thousands of American farms.

By enabling thousands of farmers to work together, anonymously and securely to democratize information, the FBN network is helping farmers level the playing field and put power back in farmers’ hands.

Farmers Business Network counts top VCs including Google Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, DBL Partners, and Acre Venture Partners, T Rowe Price and Temasek among its investors.

We are a dynamic, and innovative company in AgTech that offers competitive compensation and benefits.

OVERVIEW OF POSITION

FBN Direct is a rapidly growing input transaction platform serving farmers, providing crop protection products, seed treatments, fertilizers, and a variety of other crop inputs directly to farmers.

FBN Direct offers an industry-changing, independent, and unbiased way for farmers to purchase their crop inputs - emphasizing superior value, and through a seamless transaction process that delivers products directly to the farm.

  • The Procurement Manager is responsible for developing a strategic approach to the procurement for FBN Direct in Canada. In this leadership role, the successful candidate will direct and assist procurement team members and colleagues with procurement processes, procurement-related activities;
  • develop and / or update procurement policies and procedures; and participate in the development of a centralized procurement program that will add value and efficiency to the organization.

    You will have tactical responsibility for the development and implementation of policies, procedures and systems that support the company’s acquisition of goods and services.

  • Develop and communicate a procurement business plan for the region; establish, communicate and implement long-term goals for the department in order to promote effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Develop, communicate and administer procurement team performance and development plans and appraisals.
  • Serve as the primary contact for procurement related questions, training, policy and procedure interpretation and alignment by all departments.
  • Oversee contract development and administration.
  • Develop and implement procurement-related training programs for the procurement team and organization.
  • Manage current procurement policies, procedures and programs with a focus on their ability to enhance organizational value and efficiency;
  • meet regularly with respective departments regarding procurement for their understanding and / or recommendations to enhance policies, procedures and develop, communicate and implement new / revised policies, procedures and programs as needed.

  • Manage vendor relationships, and work with Accounts Payable on reconciliations
  • Process purchase orders; develop bids and proposals; and reconcile any invoice discrepancies.
  • WHAT WE LOOK FOR :

  • 5+ years experience in managing world-class procurement
  • Previous experience as the manager of managers
  • Entrepreneur at heart. Interested and excited to build a company within the company.
  • Strong experience in building up scalable procurement to serve the needs of a rapidly growing business or business line
  • Strong background in the use of software and other technologies to run a highly efficient supply chain with detailed financial and operational visibility (metrics-driven)
  • Highly analytical
  • Strong collaborator
  • COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

    Compensation and title for this position may be adjusted to suit your experience and qualifications. We also offer an attractive benefits package that includes health, vision, and dental insurance.

    Farmer’s Business Network, Canada. is an equal opportunity employer

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